Ancient China Essay

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Demetrius Raines Strayer University World Cultures I Professor Peacock 2 December 2013 Ancient Chinese Inventions
What do you think about when you think of Chinese contributions and inventions? This paper will show that, the contributions of ancient Chinese culture dates back thousands of years. It is known that China has an ancient and well known history which traces back to Chinese culture. Ancient Chinese inventions and contributions have contributed to America’s society by helping jobs to exist, fighting wars and the everyday life of a modern society today.
Ancient China has contributed to ancient and modern society in many ways. I will identify nine of ancient China contributions and inventions that we still use today.
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As I read about ancient China’s contribution of alcohol, I have noticed that alcohol was used for a variety of reasons. Alcohol was said to be used by the Shang Dynasty 1600 BC-1046BC. The tea production began in 2,737BC. The name Shennong, who name means divine farmer. He is considered the ancient Chinese father of Agriculture whom is honored with the discovery of tea. It has been mentioned that the ancient China invention came about from Shennong’s boiling water under a Camellia tree. As the water boiled, the tea leaves began to fall. The tea leaves fell into his boiling water without him noticing. When he took a drink he then realized that the leaves had fallen in his boiling water. This began the era of tea production. To add further, it is known to have been a Chinese inventor who created the tea shredder. A small device that used a sharp wheel in the center of a ceramic or wooden pot would slice the leaves into thin strips.
Umbrellas have a history of more than 2,000 years in China. The earliest umbrella was made of silk and later umbrellas made of paper became popular. The frames of umbrellas were made from bamboo or mulberry bark. The frames are made of bamboo which symbolizes longevity. The round shape means reunion and happiness. The color red which umbrellas are normally painted, symbolizes wealth and vigor. The umbrella in ancient China is not only a day to day

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